A glass of water with a slice or two of fresh lemon in it might sound like the kind of thing you would be likely to find at a yoga studio or a spa, but you may not be aware of just how beneficial this simple drink is. In fact, after reading these various benefits of drinking lemon water, you may be tempted to start incorporating a glass (or two!) into your daily routine.
Aside from being incredibly tasty, lemons are jam-packed with nutrients, including iron, fiber, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin C. They even boast more potassium than apples or grapes! Adding the lemon to water will help make sure the juice isn’t too harsh on the enamel of your teeth, and if you drink it in the morning as soon as you wake up and wait around 30 minutes before having breakfast, you will really reap the benefits.
Boost your immune system
If you are someone who seems to pick up every cough and cold going, then you need to add some more vitamin C to your diet. Lemon water is a great way to do this! When you are stressed, your vitamin C levels will drop and so if you are going through a stressful time, make up a glass of lemon water! If you do find yourself getting ill and suffering from a viral infection, warm lemon water will get rid of your sore throat super fast!
A lot of people who suffer from digestive issues swear by lemon juice, and it has been proven to loosen toxins that are found in your digestive tract. Lemon water can help ease indigestion symptoms including burping, bloating and heartburn. If you are trying to lose weight, a glass of lemon water in the morning will help fight hunger cravings throughout the day.
Lemon can help reduce gingivitis and relieve the pain that is caused by toothaches. Try not to brush your teeth immediately after drinking. This is due to the fact that the citric acid may erode your tooth enamel. If you can stand the taste, brush your teeth before drinking the water.
Lemon juice will become your skin’s new best friend! The antioxidants in the lemon can reduce blemishes and can also decrease wrinkles too, as well as keeping your skin’s radiance. For an extra boost, apply lemon juice to areas such as age spots or scars that you would like to reduce the appearance of.
Lemon juice has been proven to reduce anxiety and depression, even just through its smell! It will also provide you with an energy boost without giving you an afternoon crash that comes with coffee. Try swapping your morning cup of joe for a hot lemon juice instead!
So stock up on lemons and make yourself a morning drink that will help keep you healthy all day long!